Comforting familiarity

Jamie Rubin wrote about waning motivation, and comforting familiarity yesterday – Maybe it is familiarity during a time of uncertainty that I find comforting. The unknowns pull the levers of anxiety. Because of this, I have to limit myself to thinking about today and not worrying too much about what may happen tomorrow. When I…… Continue reading Comforting familiarity

Winter thrills with Vivaldi

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I really enjoy Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and I’ve been listening to variations of a few of the movements/pieces/parts (I’m not sure what the terminology is) from Four Seasons in the last day or so. Two of my favourites are these: https://open.spotify.com/track/4arpM4FHjRExvMkbWlGjKu?si=lEYRWBvdT2ambA20tP-9kg https://open.spotify.com/track/5TXWGZ96FT6LcDgEIZrN3T?si=xzb-rizXRVGgUhmEWf0-Ww I’ve also really enjoyed watching different performances on YouTube, such as these:…… Continue reading Winter thrills with Vivaldi

Spotify recommendations are spot on today

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I’ve been listening to one of my Spotify Daily Mixes that comprises instrumental movie and TV soundtracks. It has been giving me some excellent choices, many of which I haven’t heard before. I’m really impressed! Here are a couple tracks that have become new favourites: https://open.spotify.com/track/1aM6Bm4bLFZx7uWNx5Oxg7?si=oD_ecXwmTfa79Gi2u9A2-w https://open.spotify.com/track/0EwWAoDJBOBrFZO8ZHo6dL?si=OM3sitXGTcKNmzYMoYK4lA https://open.spotify.com/track/7cUpC3CSexWIzyatJfhM4G?si=MJhQeRYgTZWFY8gvw7FbtA If only my YouTube recommendations for videos…… Continue reading Spotify recommendations are spot on today

Music in the park with Tal Kravitz

Tal Kravitz performed in the park as part of Modiin's Autumn Festival

Tal Kravitz performed at one of our city’s annual Autumn music festival events in a neighbourhood park yesterday. According to his bio on his Facebook Page – Tal Kravitz is a musician and a singer educated at Israel’s finest music institutions. He is also a traveler who journeyed on a personal search for original tribal…… Continue reading Music in the park with Tal Kravitz

My introduction to Narkis and Claire Guerreso

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I’ve been listening to two artists I hadn’t come across until recently. The first artist who’s new to me is an Israeli artist/band called Narkis. I head their song ״ממה אתה בורח״ (“What are you running from?”) in a Spotify playlist titled ״בדרך״ yesterday, and I’m obsessed: https://open.spotify.com/track/5hoogk54DXtZcJnTFZaeHJ?si=egojQYxfQ_Gb7E4dIBlaAA I went looking for a music video…… Continue reading My introduction to Narkis and Claire Guerreso

Feeling a bit better with this song

I’ve had a rough week or two with more anxiety and depression than usual. Music tends to help my mood, and “Like Gold” by Vance Joy is one of those songs for me: https://open.spotify.com/track/3P4spaSr7co8diWOj72X9A?si=j5FElvM2S3a9F3L-upAOcw Actually, I’m really enjoying Vance Joy generally at the moment. Here’a a great playlist to binge with: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWVzMOBac4fUJ?si=VOHOUts3RUOkv_X6yETDCg

The music that helps get me up those hills

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I’ve been running for the last two months (not continuously), and I’ve experimented with some sort of audio accompaniment to help pass the time. I started off listening to podcasts, and while this helped me get through more of my podcast backlog, listening to podcasts doesn’t really give me that extra oompf to get up…… Continue reading The music that helps get me up those hills

A musical journey over the Moon with Clair de Lune

A Lunar Tribute to Former NASA Chief Exploration Scientist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFC71rFejvo This visualization uses a digital 3D model of the Moon built from global elevation maps and image mosaics by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. It was created to accompany a performance of Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune by the National Symphony Orchestra Pops, led by conductor Emil de Cou, at the Kennedy Center for…… Continue reading A musical journey over the Moon with Clair de Lune